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JULY 2016 BOLIVIA HUMANITARIAN TRIP - DAY 6

Friday was our last work day. While we were teaching all week, 10-15 people in the group were continually going to the school project where they emptied out rocks and bricks from the space where they were going to lay a concrete floor. They then moved tons of good dirt into that space so that the concrete would lay flat when it was poured. They also painted tons of beams and roof space to prepare this new area to be a new school room.

Friday morning Jenni and I and the DFG ladies helping us went to one more school in the morning. We had quite a large crowd piled into one room and boys kept walking by. I told them that if they boys asked what we were talking about they could tell them that we discussed different types of chocolate. Every time they walked by trying to hear what we were discussing, I would throw in the word chocolate and the girls would laugh and get such a kick out of it.

In this last class we kept opening and closing the windows because of the guys. When they felt safe they were engaged, but when boys walked by or tried to look in the windows they would get distracted and want to watch the windows instead of paying attention. Having helpers outside to keep the men and boys away made a huge difference with keeping their attention. But in this last class of the morning, it got really hot and we kept opening and closing the windows. Then all of a sudden (as I was starting to talk about anatomy) one of the girls totally passed out! It was an unexpected shock, but we had 3 nurses with her so they helped her right away. She just didn’t have enough air, so we made sure to keep the windows open and keep the boys a little further away. She stayed and returned to the class though because she just needed a little air and wanted to learn the rest.

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I am so grateful for the World Village Organization. They have made valuable contacts and made a huge difference in the lives of the people of Montero, Bolivia. I feel blessed that we could join their group and work with them to educate more people and change their lives and future for the better.

Thank you so much for your donation. It was incredibly helpful. We used some of the money to help pay the tax fees for customs which would have really hurt our ability to help if we were forced to pay it all by ourselves in addition to what we had already paid just to get down there. We also used money to pay for the school work project. Jenni has the details. We are so grateful to be a part of doTERRA. It has blessed our lives incredibly and the lives of so many others because we had the chance to serve in Bolivia. THANK YOU!!

BECAUSE THIS TRIP WAS SUCH A LONG AND AMAZING ADVENTURE, I'VE CHOSEN TO BREAK DOWN THE BLOG POSTS INTO INDIVIDUAL DAYS. YOU CAN FIND THE JOURNAL OF EACH DAY HERE:

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JULY 2016 BOLIVIA HUMANITARIAN TRIP - DAY 6

People often ask how I got involved and organized the Days for Girls Humanitarian project in Bolivia. This is the fifth in a series of blog posts explaining everything I had the opportunity to do and experience during my involvement! I am humbled and blessed to have been a part of this incredible experience!

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JULY 2016 BOLIVIA HUMANITARIAN TRIP - DAY 5

People often ask how I got involved and organized the Days for Girls Humanitarian project in Bolivia. This is the fifth in a series of blog posts explaining everything I had the opportunity to do and experience during my involvement! We finally got our kits released from customs and were able to start passing them out.

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JULY 2016 BOLIVIA HUMANITARIAN TRIP - DAY 4

People often ask how I got involved and organized the Days for Girls Humanitarian project in Bolivia. This is the fifth in a series of blog posts explaining everything I had the opportunity to do and experience during my involvement! We taught several jam packed rooms of girls and began to get our system of teaching down to a science.

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